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THE PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

OF CONGRESS
AND OF THE PROCLAMATIONS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

ACTS OF THE FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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(STATUTE II.-1874–75.)

Page. Prepayment of postage on newspapers. An act making an appropriation to enable the Postmaster

General to carry into effect the law requiring the prepayment of postage on newspapers,

approved June twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, December 15, 1874......... 291 Shoshone Indians. An act to confirm an agreement made with the Sboshone Indians (eastern band)

for the purchase of the south part of their reservation in Wyoming Territory. December 15, 1874......

291 Chelsea street, Boston. An act to re-imburse the city of Boston for certain expenses incurred in the

improvement of Cbelsea street, (formerly Charlestown,) in connection with the United States navy-yard. December 19, 1874.......

292 Lands in Sheboygan, Vis. An act relating to the disposition of certain lands to be reclaimed in sections

fourteen, twenty-three, and twenty-six, in townsbip sixteen north, of range twenty, in the county of Sheboygan, in the State of Wisconsin. December 21, 1874 ........

293 Rerised Statutes. An act reserving for the use of Congress one hundred and fifty copies of the

Revised Statutes autborized to be printed by the act of June twentieth, eighteen hundred and
seventy-four. December 24, 1874 ...............

293 Supreme court of District of Columbia. An act to enable the supreme court of the District of Columbja to proceed with its jury-business. December 28, 1874 ......

293 Reriscd Statutes and originals of laws. An act providing for the authentication of the Revised Statutes

of the United States and for preserving the originals of all laws in the Department of State. December 28, 1874.............

293 Settlers on public lands. An act for the relief of certain settlers on the public lands. December 28, 1874.................

294 Contract-surgeons. An act suspending so much of the act entitled "An act re-organizing the several

staft-corps of the Army," approved Jme twenty-third, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, as
applies to contract-surgeons. January 1, 1875.......

294 Dalles land district. An act to create an additional land-district in the State of Oregon, to be called the Dalles land-district. January 11, 1875...........

294 Settlers on Absentee Shawnee lands. An act explanatory of the resolution entitled “A resolution for the

relief of settlers upon the Absentee Shawnee lands in Kansas," approved April seventh, eighteen
hundred and sixty-nine. January 11, 1875.

295 Resumption of specie-payments. An act to provide for the resumption of specie-payments. January 14, 1875....

296 Nary appropriation. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June

thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and for other purposes. January 18, 1875......296-302 Circulation of gold banks. An act to remove the limitation restricting the circulation of bankingassociations issuing notes payable in gold. January 19, 1875.....

302 Condemned cannon. An act donating condemned cannon to the city of Massillon, Ohio, for monumental purposes. January 19, 1875.........

302 Testimony of accomplices. An act declaratory of the act entitled "An act to amend the customs-revenue

laws, and to repeal moieties," approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and seventyfour. January 22, 1875 ..........

303 Transit of Venus. An act to provide for compensating the otticers of the Government in observing the transit of Venus. January 22, 1875 ...

303 Grasshopper-rarages. An act to enable the Commissioner of Agriculture to make a special distribution of seeds. January 23, 1875.........

........ 303 Toron of Yuma. An act authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land-Office to grant a patent for certain land in the Territory of Arizona. January 28, 1875.........

303 Post-office and custom-house at Saint Louis. An act to provide an appropriation for continuing the con

struction of the post-office and custom-house at Saint Louis, Missouri. January 28, 1875...... 304

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Page. Patchogue, N. Y., port of delivery. An act to constitute Patchogue, on the south side of Long Island, in the State of New York, a port of delivery. January 29, 1875..........

304 Relief of certain Navy officers. An act for the relief of certain officers of the Navy who were dropped,

furloughed, or retired under the act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty

five. January 30, 1875 ....... Holmes Wikoff. An act authorizing the President to nominate Holmes Wikoff an assistant surgeon

in the Navy. January 30, 1075 ....... John T. Smith. An act for the relief of John T. Smith. January 30, 1875 .. Three-sixty-five bonds of District of Columbia. An act for the payment of interest on three-sixty-fivo

bonds of the District of Columbia. February 1, 1875...... Lands in Arizona. An act to grant title to certain lands in the Territory of Arizona. February 5, 1875......................................................................................

303 Oregon Central Pacific Railway Company. An act granting the right of way and depot-grounds to the

Oregon Central Pacific Railway Company through the public lands of the United States, from
Winnemucca, in the State of Nevada, to the Columbia River, via Portland, in the State of
Oregon. February 5, 1875 ..............................................

306 Customs and internal rerenue. An act to amend existing customs and internal-revenue laws, and for other purposes. February 8, 1875.....

..........307-313 King of Hawaiian Islands. An act in regard to the visit of His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Jslands. February 9, 1875.............................

.......... 313 Fortifications appropriation. An act making appropriations for fortifications and other works of

defense for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. February 10, 1875....................................

313 Grasshopper-ravages appropriation. An act to provide for the relief of persons suffering from the ravages of grasshoppers. February 10, 1875...........

314 Revised Statutes. An act to amend section two thousand three hundred and twenty-four of the

Revised Statutes, relating to the development of the mining-resources of the United States.

February 11, 1875 ......................................................................... 315 Printing of explorations and surreys. An act to amend the act entitled "An act making appropriations

for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and for other purposes," approved June twenty-third, eighteen hun

dred and seventy-four. February 15, 1875.................................................. 315 Supreme Court and circuit courts. An act to facilitate the disposition of cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, and for other purposes. February 16, 1875 ........

315 House of Representatives contingent fund. An act to make an appropriation to the contingent fund of the House of Representatives. February 17, 1875.....

316 Revised Statutes. An act to correct errors and to supply omissions in the Revised Statutes of the

United States. February 18, 1875.........................................................316-321 Consular and diplomatic appropriation. An act making appropriations for the consular and diplomatic

service of the Govern went for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventysix, and for other purposes. February 18, 1875 ...............

.......................321-328 Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad. An act giving the approval and sanction of Congress to the

route and termini of the Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad, and to regulate its construction and operation. February 18, 1875 ........

328 District judge of Vermont. An act for the relief of the district judge of Vermont. February 18, 1875. 329 Rerised Statutes. An act providing for the distribution of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

February 18, 1875.....
National-bank examiners. An act to amend section five thousand two hundred and forty of the Re-

vised Statutes of the United States, in relation to compensation of national-bank examiners.
February 19, 1875 ...

329 Seneca Nation of Indians. An act to authorize the Seneca Nation of New York Indians to lease lands

within the Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations, and to confirm existing leases. February

19, 1875.............
Hygeia Hotel. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to give permission to extend the Hygeia

Horel at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. February 19, 1875 .....
Citizens' National Bank. An act authorizing the Citizens' National Bank, of Sanbornton, N. H., to

change its pame. February 19, 1875 .......
Louisville, Ky., custom-house. An act for the proteotion of the United States custom-house in the city
of Louisville, Kentucky. February 19, 1875.....

......... District of Columbia. An act to amend an act entitled "An act for the government of the District of

Columbia, and for other purposes," approved June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventyfour. February 20, 1875.......

332 Fees and costs. An act regulating fees and costs and for other purposes. February 22, 1875......... 333 Settlers on swamp-lands in Missouri. An act for the relief of actual settlers on lands claimed to be swamp and overflowed lands, in the State of Missouri. February 23, 1875.......

334 Settlements with certain railways. An act to provide for settlements with certain railway companies. February 27, 1875 ...

335 Civil rights. An act to protect all citizens in their civil and legal rights. March 1, 1875 ............ 335 Army regulations. An act to authorize the promulgation of the general regulations for the government of the Army. March 1, 1875...............

337 Pension appropriation. An act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions

of the United States, for the year ending June thirtieth, eightoen hundred and seventy-six.

March 1, 1875....... District of Columbia. An act explanatory of the act passed June twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four. March 1, 1875. ......

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337 Paymasters in the Army. An act fixing the number of paymasters in the Army of the United States. March 2, 1875.....

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Contested elections. An act further supplemental to the various acts prescribing the mode of obtaining

evidence in cases of contested elections. March 2, 1875 ..................................... 338 Homesteads in Dakota. An act to declare the trne intent and meaning of the twentieth section of an

act passed by the legislature of the Territory of Dakota, passed January fourteenth, eighteon hundred and seventy-tive, entitled "An act making the conveyance of homesteads not valid

unless the wife joins in the converance.” March 2, 1875.................................... 338 Quartermaster's Department. An act in relation to the Quartermaster's Department, fixing its status,

reducing its numbers, and regulating appointments and promotions therein. March 3, 1875.. 338 Customs duties and internal rerenue. An act to further protect the sinking-fund and provide for the exigencies of the Government. March 3, 1875........

339 Post-Office appropriation. An act making appropriation for the service of the Post-Otrice Department

for the fiscal year ending June thirtietb, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, aud for other purposes. March 3, 1875 ............

.......... 340-343 Legislative, executire, and judicial appropriation. An act making appropriations for the legislative,

executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen

hundred and seventy-six, and for other purposes. March 3, 1875 ...........................343-370 Ciril erpenses appropriation. An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Govern

ment for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eightcen hundred and seventy-six, and for other

purposes. March 3, 1875 .................................................................371-402 Deficiency appropriation. An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations

for tiscal years ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and prior years, and
for other purposes. March 3, 1875....

....................402-420 Indian appropriation. An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the

Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the
year ending June thirtieth, eighteen bundred and seventy-six, and for other purposes. March
3, 1875................................................................................

............420-451 Army appropriation. An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year

ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and for other purposes. March 3, 1875....................

.............................452-455 River and harbor appropriation. An act making appropriations for the repair, preservation, and com

pletion of certain public works on rivers and barbors, and for other purposes. March 3, 1875.456-469 Military Academy appropriation. An act making appropriations for the support of the Military Acad

emy for the year ending June thirtieth, eigliteen hundred and seventy-six. March 3, 1875...466-469 Customs duties, refunding and regulations. An act restricting the refunding of custom duties and pre

scribing certain regulations of the Treasury Department. March 3, 1875 .....................469 Circuit courts. An act to determine the jurisdiction of circuit courts of the United States, and to reg

ulate the removal of causes from State courts, and for other purposes. March 3, 1075 .......470-473 Manslaughter. An act relating to the punishment of the crime of manslaughter, March 3, 1875.... 473 Colorado. An act to enable the people of Colorado to form a constitution and State government,

and for the admission of the said State into the Union on an equal footing with the original

States. March 3, 1875 ...... Arkansas boundary-line. An act to establish the boundary-line between the State of Arkansas aud the Indian country. March 3, 1875 ........

476 Immigration. An act supplementary to the acts in relation to inmigration. March 3, 1875......... Adjutant-General's Department. An act to reduce and fix the Adjutant-General's Department of the

Army, March 3, 1875.................. Twenty-cent silrer coinage. An act authorizing the coinage of a twenty-cent piece of silver at the wints

of the United States. March 3, 1875.. Larceny of United States property. An act to punish certain larcenies, and the receivers of stolen

goods. March 3, 1075 ............... Deductions from sentence of imprisonment. An act to provide for deductions from the terms of sentenco

of United States prisoners. March 3, 1875........ Damariscotta. An act to change the name of the port of Nobleboro to Damariscotta. March 3, 1875. Gaugers of customs. An act authorizing the appointment of gaugers for the customs service at the

port of Philadelphia. March 3, 1875.................... Perry County, Tennessee. An act to transfer the county of Perry, in the State of Tennessee, from the

western to the middle judicial district of the United States in said State. March 3, 1875..... Debts due United States. An act to provide for deducting any debt due the United States from any

judgment recovered against the United States by such debtor. March 3, 1875 ...... East Pascagoula. An act to make East Pascagoula, in the State of Mississippi, a port of delivery in the district of Pearl River. March 3, 1875 ...........

er. March :), 1075 ..................... ........................... Trees, fences, fic., on Government lands. An act to protect ornamental and other trees on Government

reservations and on lands purchased by the United States, and for other purposes. March 3,

1875 .............in Railroads, right of way. An act granting to railroads the right of way through the public lands of the United States. March 3, 1875........

......... Diplomatic and consular officers. An act to amend sections one thousand six hundred and seventy-five,

one thousand six hundred and seventy-six, one thousand six hundred and eighty-one, and one thousand six hundred and eighty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States. March 3, 1875......................................................................................

483 Stamps on brewers' casks. An act to amend section numbered three thousand three hundred and forty

two of the Revised Statutes of the United States in relation to affixing stamps on brewers' casks. March 3, 1875.............................................................................

484 Navy. An act to amend section fourteen hundred and twenty-two of the Revised Statutes of the

United States relating to the better government of the Navy. March 3, 1875 ................ 484 Marine-hospital service. An act to promote economy and efficiency in the marine-hospital service. March 3, 1875... 5................................................

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Page. Consulate at Vladivostock. An act to abolish the consulate at Amoor River and establish a consulate

at Vladivostock, Russia, and for other purposes. March 3, 1875 ............................. 486 Post-roads. An act to establish certain post-roads. March 3, 1875...

.......486-496 Army. An act approving the action taken by the Secretary of War under the act approved July

fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, and to provide for repayment of certain moneys paid
to officers mustered out of the Army, as supernumerary, but subsequently re-appointed by the

President. March 3, 1875 ......
Desert lands in Lassen County, California. An act to provide for the sale of desert lands in Lassen

County, California. March 3, 1875.....
Capitol, North 0 Street, and South Washington Railway Company. An act to incorporate the Capitol,
North 0 Street, and South Washington Railway Company. March 3, 1875.

498 District of Columbia. An act for the support of the government of the District of Columbia for the

fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and for other purposes.

March 3, 1875............................................................................001-003 Site for public buildings at Harrisburgh. An act to authorize the purcbase of a site for public buildings at Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania. March 3, 1875.

........ 505 Condemned ordnance. An act authorizing the Secretary of War to deliver certain condemned ord

dance to the Joseph Warren Monument Association of Boston, Massachusetts, for monumental purposes. March 3, 1875 ......

506 Material for public building at Atlanta. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to use his

discretion in the selection of material for the construction of a public building at Atlanta, Georgia. March 3, 1875.......

506 Tox and Irisconsin Rivers. An act to aid in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, in the State of Wisconsin. March 3, 1875

506 Tax on mining, fc., circulation. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to adjust and remit

certain taxes and penalties claimed to be due from mining and other corporations and for other purposes. March 3, 1875 .....

507 Louise Home. An act to incorporate the trustees of the Louise Home, and for other purposes. March

3, 1875..................... Masonic Mutual Relief Association. An act to amend the act entitled “An act to incorporate the Masonic

Mutual Relief Association of the District of Columbia," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. March 3, 1875......

508 Board of audit of District of Columbia. An act to extend the time within which the board of audit

for the District of Columbia may receive, audit, and allow certain claims that have never been
presented to said board. March 3, 1875.....

509 Right of way for a railroad. An act granting the right of way through the public lands to construct and maintain a railroad. March 3, 1875 .......

509 Shear-booms. An act for the further security of navigation on the Mississippi River. March 3, 1875. 510 Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to incorpor

ate the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company," approved May seventeenth, eighteen
hundred and seventy-two. March 3, 1875....................

510 Detroit Arsenal. An act to provide for the sale of the buildings and grounds known as the Detroit

Arsenal, in the State of Michigan March 3, 1875 ...........
Medical Society of District of Columbia. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to revive with

amendments au act to incorporate the medical society of the District of Columbia," approved

July seventb, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. March 3, 1875 .......
Wisconsin Central Railroad Company. An act authorizing the Wisconsin Central Rilroad Company to

straighten the line of their road. March 3, 1875 .......
Saint Clair and Carondelet Bridge Company. An act amendatory of the act approved March 3, 1973,

entitled "An act authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi River at Saint

Louis, in the State of Missouri.” March 3, 1875........
General Samuel IP. Crawford, and retired officers. An act for the relief of Samuel W. Crawford, and to

fix the rank and pay of retired officers of the Army. March 3, 1875 ...... Library of Congress. An act extending the privilege of the Library of Congress to the Regents of

the Smithsonian Institution. March 3, 1875....... Dolly Varden." An act to change the name of the pleasure-yacht “Dolly Varden” to “Clochette."

March 3, 1875.. Consul's residence at Tunis. An act to authorize the acceptance in behalf of the United States of

America, of certain real property, occupied by the United States consul at Tunis. March 3,

1875......... ................. Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company of the District of Columbia. An act to incorporate tho Inland and Seaboard Coasting Company of the District of Columbia. March 3, 1875...

513 Military roads in Arizona. Au act to provide for the construction of military roads in Arizona. March 3, 1375.......................

514 Public building at Jersey City. An act relating to a site for a public building at Jersey City, in the State of New Jersey. March 3, 1875..

514 Appropriation for certain employés of House of Representatives. An act providing for the payment of certain employés of the House of Representatives. March 3, 1875.....

515 Capt. John C. Beaumont. An act to restore Captain John C. Beaumont, of the United States Navy, to

his original position on the Navy Register. March 3, 1875 .... Maj. N. H. McLean. An act for the relief of Major N. H. McLean, late of Adjutant-General's Department, United States Army. March 3, 1875 ......

........ Public lands. An act to amend the act entitled “An act for the restoration to homestead-entry and to

market of certain lands in Michigan," approvod June tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for other purposes. ., March 3, 1875...

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